Planting June 2020 Planting and Chat Thread

packyderms_wife

Neither here nor there.

JUNE 2020
1st

Sow grains and forage crops. Plant flowers. Favorable for planting peas, beans, tomatoes, and other fall crops bearing aboveground.
2nd - 3rd
Plant seedbeds. Extra good for planting fall lettuce, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, and other leafy vegetables. All aboveground crops planted now will do well.
4th - 5th
Poor planting days, cut hay or do general farm work.
6th - 7th
Plant late beets, potatoes, onions, carrots, and other root crops.
8th - 10th
Poor days for planting. Kill plant pests, spray, fertilize, do general farm work.
11th - 12th
Set strawberry plants. Excellent for any vine crops such as beans, peas, and cucumbers. Good days for transplanting. Favorable time for planting late root crops.
13th - 15th
Cut hay or do plowing on these barren days.
16th - 17th
Good days for transplanting. Good days for planting root crops.
18th - 20th
Seeds planted now tend to rot in ground.
21st - 22nd
Excellent for sowing seedbeds and flower gardens. Plant tomatoes, beans, peppers, corn, cotton, and other aboveground crops on these most fruitful days.
23rd - 26th
Poor period for planting. Kill plant pests, clear fencerows, or clear land.
27th - 28th
Sow grains and forage crops. Plant flowers. Favorable for planting peas, beans, tomatoes, and other fall crops bearing aboveground.
29th - 30th
Plant seedbeds. Extra good for planting fall lettuce, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, and other leafy vegetables. All aboveground crops planted now will do well.
 

Esto Perpetua

Senior Member
Last week I finally got to start eating out of my little garden-just tucked in at random in the perimeter of a suburban backyard.

Collard greens, mustard greens and some kind of bok choy Chinese green thing.

Lettuce in my salad and today I just picked a pound of green beans.

Cucumbers and squash forming and romas are loaded with green maters.

Lettuce doing well potatoes coming cilantro still hasn't bolted.

Corn getting taller but no ears yet.

Gobs of grapes if the tree rats don't get them.

I love the way my yard looks all jungled up with veggies.
 

Wildwood

Senior Member
This morning I picked squash and this evening green beans. I've already cooked a pot of green beans out of my garden and several batches of squash...battered and fried, fried with potatoes and stir fried. I've put up two batches of squash relish and have enough for another one. After supper I planted a dozen of the bell pepper plants I started in trays a while back along with a few more ground cherry starts in my new this year raised bed.

This has been my best year for yellow squash ever..the straight neck that is. The crook neck have performed poorly. I'm resewing those with the straight neck this weekend. I'll also be resewing a few of the spaghetti squash that aren't looking good. I mentioned in another thread that my squash weren't doing well next to the sunflowers. The crook next and the spaghetti squash are both planted in an area the sunflowers were in last year. Turns out sunflowers take a lot out of the ground they are planted in and are even used to clean up soil that's been damaged by chemicals and such. I'll be doing some extra fertilizing in the area I replant using a mild organic fertilizer.

I still have one row left to plant with purple hulls and few more tomatoes. I decided to stagger the planting...it'll be my fourth row of purple hulls.

The green beans I've been picking are of the bush variety and stringless. As much as I love them, never again...too much bending and stooping plus they still need support. The climbing variety are much easier to pick and manage. I planted greasy grit beans on my cattle panels and they are going to be prolific producers if nothing changes. They are literally loaded and should be ready in a week or so.
 

Esto Perpetua

Senior Member
I didn't know that about sunflowers. I wonder if that could be one reason why my squash is kind of puny? It's in a four sisters deal with sunflowers, corn and beans. I don't have much space so stuff has to be squished together sometimes.

On a brighter note, I actually do have a couple yellow squash coming in. For a while, no matter what I did, I couldn't keep one of those alive.
 

Wildwood

Senior Member
I didn't know that about sunflowers. I wonder if that could be one reason why my squash is kind of puny? It's in a four sisters deal with sunflowers, corn and beans. I don't have much space so stuff has to be squished together sometimes.

On a brighter note, I actually do have a couple yellow squash coming in. For a while, no matter what I did, I couldn't keep one of those alive.
I wouldn't be surprised if that's the problem. I'll still grow them but just a few here and there. I don't have room to dedicate a whole row to them if I have to be careful what they are around. I put two in the corner of my raised bed and the Kajari melon trellis ends right by them. The last couple plants on the trellis closest to the sunflowers look puny compared to the rest. Of course they may be in the same family as squash. Who would have thought?
 

Esto Perpetua

Senior Member
I planted pole bean seeds I saved from a year or two back on my fenceline to climb up chicken wire.

Must have been a hybrid because there's not even a hint of a flower or bean forming.
 

summerthyme

Administrator
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I planted pole bean seeds I saved from a year or two back on my fenceline to climb up chicken wire.

Must have been a hybrid because there's not even a hint of a flower or bean forming.
Very, very unlikely. AFAIK, there are NO hybrid bean (or pea) varieties. Pole beans are quite l9ng season compared to bush beans... I'll bet you'll get plenty of blossoms and beans in a few weeks.

Summerthyme
 

Esto Perpetua

Senior Member
Very, very unlikely. AFAIK, there are NO hybrid bean (or pea) varieties. Pole beans are quite l9ng season compared to bush beans... I'll bet you'll get plenty of blossoms and beans in a few weeks.

Summerthyme
Thanks, I didn't know that. I was kind of discouraged thinking that they aren't going to make. I 'll check in a couple of weeks. : )
 

packyderms_wife

Neither here nor there.
so why does sunflowers prohibit plant growth? Just asking I've only raised them once and the birds had a blast with the few that actually made it to maturity.
 

China Connection

TB Fanatic
My chickens got out yesterday by accident but I got all but one back in. The amount of nutrient thief plus damage that missed one did overnight I don't want to remember....
 

Esto Perpetua

Senior Member
Just did second pick of bush beans and mixed greens. I think the bush beans are played out so maybe I can squeeze in another round?

Started more yellow squash, bush beans, lettuce, radishes and carrots yesterday.
 

dioptase

Contributing Member
I finally got my second 6-pack of cucumber seedlings (different variety, succession planting) planted out yesterday, and mulched this evening. I'm spending the rest of the kitchen garden time battling the nasty grassy weed, or tying up tomatoes, or working on anti-critter caging for the tomatoes.

After discussion, DH and I decided that neither of us liked the apple mint (new to us), and we prefer peppermint to spearmint (I have spearmint volunteers coming up, but it has always looked a little fungusy or something to me), so I'll be yanking out the apple mint and any more spearmint volunteers, and propagating the peppermint. Odd as it may sound, this is the first year I ever put peppermint stems/leaves into my iced tea (I really had to prune it back and I didn't want to waste the prunings) and I'm greatly enjoying it. Peppermint forever!
 
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